GoodReads Summary: Kyla is in danger from both the government Lorders who erased her memory and the terrorists who tried to use her. So now she’s on the run. Sporting a new identity and desperate to fill in the blank spaces of her life pre-Slating, Kyla heads to a remote mountain town to try to reunite with the birth mother she was kidnapped from as a child. There she is hoping all the pieces of her life will come together and she can finally take charge of her own future. But even in the idyllic wilderness and the heart of her original family, Kyla realizes there is no escape from the oppressive Lorders. Someone close to her may be one of them, and even more frighteningly, her birth mother has been keeping secrets of her own.
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As far as conclusions to trilogies go Shattered was a good one.
Kyla is still wound up about what happened to Ben and her love for him. Instead of hurting and sympathising with her I wasn't really bothered. Why? Because I wasn't emotionally invested in the romance between Ben and and Kyla in book one. It felt like it was thrown in just for the sake of having a romance; it was dull and so was Ben to be honest. For this reason, as harsh as it may sound to some, I didn't really care much about what happened to Ben.
I was, however, pleased with the way Aiden and Kyla's relationship evolved. *highlight to read spoiler* He was the guy I was rooting for as a love interest, and although Kyla was pretty much oblivious to his feeling until the very end I am glad that the book hinted at a future for the two of them. One of the many things I appreciated about Aiden was that he completely supported Kyla, without being pushy or condescending. In contrast to Ben, he was a fully developed character.
Many of the long awaited answers to questions readers have dying to know are answered in this book. Kyla's journey of self discovery continues and she finally learns the truth about her past. If there was only one thing I could say about this book it would be that there is no lack of character development on the part of the mc. She grows and grows, coming out stronger in the end. Furthermore, Terry's writing style really adds to the horrors of what goes down in this book, adding tension and edge to the story. The freakiest thing about this trilogy is that it seems realistic, like the events that took place could actually happen.
In an overcrowded genre, Slated is a unique dystopian trilogy.